Flipping a Modern Ranch House on a Budget

From on September 20, 2010 in General Remodel

San Jose homeowner WaiChee Khoong had one main request when it came to remodeling his 1,300-square-foot ranch house: create more living space without going over budget. He enlisted the help of designer Chad DeWitt, and what followed was a series of remarkable space-enhancing home improvements. While DeWitt had to come up with a series of creative solutions for the project, the one that stands out the most is the NanaWall, a makeshift wall constructed from floor-to-ceiling glass panels and an overhead track for easy opening and closing. This blends the indoor kitchen, dining and living rooms with an additional 400 square feet of outdoor living space. Landscape designer Patricia St. John was then signed on to make the deck look just as breathtaking as the interior. This was accomplished by flipping over the original wood planks and giving them a power wash. A retractable sunshade makes the space enjoyable even during the scorching days of summer, while a dining table on casters is easily wheeled out from the kitchen.